Lips Brothers

Californian Yard Birds

Karina Ordell captured the Lips Brothers on the streets of Los Angeles.



Photography by Karina Ordell
Models Oliver and Moritz Lips
Written by Oliver Lips


It was one of our last days in Los Angeles, the weather was back to normal as it had been hot and humid the days before. Moritz and I were tired of driving around town all day long. It almost seemed like we had spent our trip to L.A. glued to the seat of our Nissan rental car. After dropping off our film for development – yes, almost our entire #LipsBrothersLA story on Instagram is shot on film – we strolled around West 3rd street. One of a few areas in L.A. that seemed like you could actually see something within walking distance. After lunch we met up with Karina (whom we already shot our Boys By Girls magazine editorial with) and disappeared in the side streets of West 3rd. Casual, easy, dreamy and wary that some officer might pull up and see our shooting permission (apparently a common thing in Hollywood) we followed Karina’s instructions as she placed us on the lawn, in front of the fence, in a tree or on the porch.


Moritz is wearing a Diesel shirt, Diesel Black Gold pants and Calvin Klein watch.


Oliver is wearing a HUGO shirt, Topman jeans, Bally belt and Calvin Klein watch.


Moritz is wearing a HUGO shirt and Trussardi trousers.